Protect your Dog from Common Household Dangers Tip


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There are items in every home that can hold hidden dangers to pets. Many household items may look benign yet have potential to cause serious injury. For example, a recliner can crush a small puppy or fast-closing doors may allow paws or tails to be caught.

Here are a few items to keep your eye on:

1. Paper shredders
2. Ethylene glycol
3. Doors
4. Recliners
5. Potpourri
6. Bones
7. Human foods and substances
8. Trash cans
9. Your medicine cabinet
10. Unsecured medications
11. Glues and cleaners

For more information on "why" these items are dangerous, read Household Dangers Every Pet Owner Should Know.

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.